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Famous Szechuan Pavilion

Map & Directions 8615 Olive Blvd.
St Louis, MO 63132
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314-685-0888
  • Chinese
  • Sun, Tue-Sat 10:30am-9pm
  • All Major Credit Cards, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, cash, check, ATM/Debit
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
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  • Not Accepted
  • Lot available

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Riverfront Times' Description

Famous Szechuan Pavilion owner and chef Xin Cin is a native of China’s Szechuan province, and at her University City restaurant (relocated from its original home inside a former snow-cone hut in Brentwood) she showcases that region’s fabled cuisine. The chile and the Szechuan peppercorn are the touchstones here, but while many dishes feature ferocious heat (try the yu shan pork) and the peppercorn’s floral flavor and the numbing sensation it imparts, the flavors are incredibly complex, as in the earthy ma po tofu, or the dan dan noodles with chicken or pork. Xin Cin runs her restaurant with only a very small staff, so be patient. It’s worth waiting for.

 
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  • Riverfront Times on 08/01/13

    The chile and the Szechuan peppercorn are the touchstones here. Check out the earthy ma po tofu, or the dan dan noodles with chicken or pork. http://bit.ly/1200F8K

  • Mary H. on 11/30/13

    Cheap and delicious!! Bring a coat in the winter and dress lightly in the summer-they don't use heat or ac. It's AUTHENTIC. It's a cultural thing in china, no restaurants use heat or cooling.

  • Derrick R. on 11/30/13

    The Yu Shan Chicken is amazing but really spicy so beware!

  • Balisong B. on 11/14/13

    Got the Yu Shan Pork this time. Sooo good. Carmelized crispy bits of pork with ginger & scallions. Served with a side of steamed rice. The picked vegetables were spicy too.

  • Riverfront Times on 10/10/12

    RFT 2012 Best of St. Louis Winner - Best Kept Secret (Restaurant Division) http://bit.ly/R8Lob5

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